Johnman, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

4595. Upfest 2022 (35)

I am a huge admirer of Johnman’s incredible pieces, and although I have only seen a handful of them, each one is an absolute cracker. I particularly like this piece, because accidentally or deliberately, the scene blends into the real blue sky behind it, giving a slightly surreal feel to the whole thing.

Johnman, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
Johnman, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022

Johnman has a gift for producing intrigue and drama in his work, and here we have a girl in a wheat field under a deep blue sky with a dove of peace. The colours suggest that this is a representation of the Ukranian flag and that it is a piece depicting the war with the Dictator Putin’s Russia. A stunning, mysterious and compassionate piece from this outstanding artist.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

11 thoughts on “4595. Upfest 2022 (35)”

    1. Hi Teresa,

      Upfest is a bit of a moveable feast, and can be held any time between May and September. However, the walls that are painted tend to remain for a year at least. No dates have been announced for next year yet.

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      1. The big walls remain intact until the next festival, or the Upfest people might organise some refreshes. There is also the Cheltenham festival, not as big, that was on over this weekend just gone.

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